Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera

Open Question

Nikon D40 Flash not popping up and not always flashing.

My flash used to automaticly pop up when it was needed. Now not only does it not pop up but when I pop it up it does not always flash. I lookd in the setting on menu but I don't see a place that I can make it reset. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

  • Z Laws May 11, 2010

    What setting do you have it on on the rotary dial on the right?

×

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Anonymous

  • 78 Answers

SOURCE: Nikon D40 will not take a picture.

when you pusht o take a photo does it display an error on the top screen? make sure the lens is locked in including checking the ring on the lens next to the camera base.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

Ad

Anonymous

  • 111 Answers

SOURCE: Nikon D40 will not flash

The lightning bolt icon in viewfinder blinks when flash is not ready, this can happen if flash doesnt pop up all the way, or if flash strobe tube is bad.

Posted on May 17, 2008

Anonymous

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: pop up flash nikon D80

I'm not sure of your problem, but if I understand it correctly, the flash does not pop down on its own, you just push it down and it locks down.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

Anonymous

SOURCE: nikon d40 flash won't fire

My d40 did the same thing and the guy at Wolf Camera said a sensor is bad. The falsh was up but every time I focused it tried to pop up the flash again but it would not fire.

I had 2 options. Send it off for 8 weeks to Nikon at a $240 minimum or buy a flash attachment for $100. I chose the $100 option.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

Steve5

Steve Grezoux

  • 423 Answers

SOURCE: Histogram pops up on Nikon D40

When you are viewing images with the histogram showing, press the down arrow on the command dial and the screens will scroll through various overlays until you reach the viewing screen you want.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Flash won't pop up


Hello

Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

Please rate our solutions and if you still have problems please call back for more ideas to help you

Thanks
Richard Scott
Technical Support
New Zealand

Dec 03, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

1 Answer

Auto flash wont work


did it pop up automatically or did you pop it manually? if it popped up by itself then the flash unfortunately is probably dead, since on automatic, it won't pop unless it's going to fire. If you popped it manually then - the camera doesn't think that the flash is necessary for the conditions that you're shooting in.

Oct 21, 2009 | Nikon Cameras

2 Answers

Flash not popping up - did i push something?


Make sure you're not shooting on no-flash auto mode. Also, in P, A, and M modes you'll have to press the flash button on the side of the camera by the lens mount in order for the flash to pop up. If it's not popping on regular auto mode, make sure you don't have it disabled in the menu.

Jun 12, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

1 Answer

Nikon d40 built in flash not firing but it popped up


there is a sensor in there that tells the camera the flash is up you need to take it to a repair shop its not a at home thing

Mar 11, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon D40 built-in flash...


Hi and thanks for coming to FixYa.

You can set the parameters for the manual flash in the Custom Settings Menu. Select Full to set the manual flash adjustments.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions in a comment.

Rob

Feb 27, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera

1 Answer

D70 internal flash not firing


Check if something is preventing the flash to pop up 'fully'. Check for some dust or other particles trapped between the flash and the body. Does the screen say 'Subject is too dark'? If so, the flash has not popped up fully.

Nov 10, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

2 Answers

Nikon D40 will not flash


The lightning bolt icon in viewfinder blinks when flash is not ready, this can happen if flash doesnt pop up all the way, or if flash strobe tube is bad.

May 16, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

2 Answers

Nikon d40 flash won't fire


If lightning bolt icon is blinking in viewfinder, flash is not ready. Either flash isnt popped up all the way or flash strobe tube is bad.

May 02, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

1 Answer

Nikon D40 - The built in flash will not ppo-up in auto mode. The only time it works is the manual modes. Are there any settings I don't know about. I'm calling it defective and will return it the store.


With the command dial set to "auto", try to take a shot in low light. The flash should pop up automatically. You can't manually pop it up with the flash button in the auto mode. If it won't pop automatically in low light, then it certainly sounds defective.

Apr 16, 2008 | Cameras

1 Answer

Pop-up flash


make sure after popping up the flash, you didn't change the mode into "no flash" mode....an easy way to check is put the flash back down, then proceed to take another photo. If the flash pops up again but did not flash, you have a faulty camera (assuming battery level is at least until the 1/3 mark).

Dec 26, 2007 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon D40 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

266 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

232 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

pictureman4u

Level 2 Expert

132 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...